jepler at unpythonic.net wrote:
> > On Thu, Jul 11, 2002 at 04:30:59PM -0700, Andrae Muys wrote:> > Well seeing as we are discussing Python Zen, the one I don't currently> > understand is "Flat is better than Nested". I had always thought the> > Nested is> A> B> C> D> > flat is> A> B> C> D> > Python has lots of namespaces, but they're relatively flat. Usually,> module->class->function or module->function, but with nested_scopes> sometimes an additional level of function is seen.> > That's my take on it ...
If that's true (and it sounds good to me) then one might interpret
the advice as "don't nest for the sake of nesting; nest only to
It is not necessary to nest to manage three items. It might be
necessary to nest a little more to manage twenty or thirty.
Several hundred or thousand need a little more (i.e. the standard
library, which does have a few levels of nesting, such as package